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small things (Mother Teresa)


Mother Teresa said:

It is never too small. We are so small we look at things in a small way. But God, being Almighty, sees everything great. Therefore, even if you write a letter for a blind man or you just go and sit and listen, or you take the mail for him, or you visit somebody or bring a flower to somebody–small things–or wash clothes for somebody or clean the house. Very humble work that is where you and I must be. For there are many people who can do big things. But there are very few people who will do the small things.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Life in the Spirit: Reflections, Meditations, Prayers, ed. Kathryn Spink (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1983), 49

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